Climate change is one of the greatest challenges confronting modern society. How are artists and orchestras responding? How can orchestras connect the dots between classical music and the effects of climate change? On Wednesday, April 21, the League of American Orchestras will present Climate Emergency: Artistic Responses and a Call to Engagement, a webinar—free to League members—that examines how orchestras can respond to the climate crisis. The webinar will feature a panel of artists and executives who are charting new roles for orchestras in the climate crisis, and it will offer knowledge and resources to enact change in artistic life, communities, and orchestras. The webinar will be moderated by Tanya Kalmanovitch, associate professor, the New School, and faculty, New England Conservatory, with panelists Matthew Burtner, composer; Martha Gilmer, chief executive officer, San Diego Symphony; Jimmy Lopez, composer; Steven Schick, guest curator, San Diego Symphony, and distinguished professor of music, UC San Diego; and Terry Wolkowicz, education director, New Bedford Symphony.

Climate Emergency: Artistic Responses and a Call to Engagement takes place on Wednesday, April 21 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern/12:00 p.m. Pacific and is free to League members. Click here to learn more. Questions? Contact League Member Services at